Death of Jeanne Cooper

October 25, 1928 - May 8, 2013
Los Angeles, California | Age 84

'Young and Restless' star dies at 84
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LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84.

Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote on Facebook. The family confirmed the death to CBS, according to a network spokeswoman.

Bernsen tweeted April 12 that his mother faced an "uphill battle" for an...

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